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Joint Industry Event 2018 – Planners Are From Mars, Suppliers Are From Venice

September 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

Technology and the changing face of the events industry have shifted the roles of planners and suppliers. Planners are strapped for time; meanwhile, suppliers experiencing increased sales goals face the challenge of being heard in an ever-increasing pool of marketing noise. In this interactive session attendees will work in teams to discover the most effective methods for creating win-win interactions.

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  • Planners will discover how to efficiently route and organize supplier information in a way that frees up more time
  • Suppliers will uncover the top three challenges facing planners when it comes to interacting with suppliers and how to overcome them
  • Planners will gain three tips for leveraging supplier relationships
  • Both suppliers and planners will understand the three best technology tools for creating beneficial partnerships



10:00 a.m. – Networking/Registration

10:30 a.m. – Introductions and Sponsor Recognition

10:45 a.m. – Crystal Washington’s Presentation

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m. – Program Conclusion


About our speaker, Crystal Washington, Owner, CWM Enterprises:

Crystal is known for her ability to take complex Web and social media topics and make them easy to understand and accessible for everyday people and small business owners. As the owner of CWM Enterprises and co-founder of Socialtunities, a social media instructional brand aimed at training everyone from Gen Y’s to Baby Boomers in strategically using social media, Crystal educates consumers on the practical applications of social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Crystal hosts a weekly technology segment on Houston’s Fox television affiliate and has appeared in Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence and CareerBuilder.com. She has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, Associated Press, and numerous radio stations and magazines around the globe as a social media expert.

Crystal is the author of One Tech Action and The Social Media Why. Hear from Crystal Washington here.


Members of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)  the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE), and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Ohio Chapter and are encouraged to attend for the rate of $45; non-members may attend for $65 and students can attend for $10.


Registration Fees:

Members: $45

Non-members: $65

Student members: $10 (MPIOH and PCMA)


This program qualifies for 1.25 hours of CEUs.

 Last year’s joint event sold out – register today to guarantee your spot!


Thank you to our sponsors!




September 24, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Hilton Columbus at Easton
Easton Town Center, 3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219 United States
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Lisa MosesJoint Industry Event 2018 – Planners Are From Mars, Suppliers Are From Venice